I love words! Word choice is crucial to my enjoyment of a song, movie, or book. The perfect words and references make the experience rapturous while poorly chosen ones make it painful.
Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to build a story using one or more words as your foundation.
- Go to merriamwebster.com and write a story using the word of the day. The word of the day can be used in your story or be the theme of your story.
- For something even more challenging, go to merriamwebster.com 5-7 days in a row and use all 5-7 words in your story. Make sure there’s a plot!
*Remember, this is a writing exercise. If you like the story and the words don’t work, cut them during the revision phase. (Considering I’ve never edited something just once, I should probably say “phases.”)